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Melissa Kovac Joins New Mexico Milken EducatorsAmy Biehl Community School | Santa Fe, NM | Nov 02, 2016
Hanna Skandera (left), New Mexico Secretary of Education, and Dr. Jane Foley (right), senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, congratulate second-grade teacher Melissa Kovac on winning New Mexico's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000. Kovac has taken a leadership role at Amy Biehl and within the district. She is known to attack new initiatives with gusto, mentor student and new teachers, and incorporate and model state-of-the-art instructional techniques, including measurable learning targets. Other teachers from the school and district often visit Kovac's classroom to learn from her methods.
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